Four boys have been charged following a fire and alleged vandalism at a former Aberdeen school.
The youths – two aged 15, a 16-year-old and a 17-year-old – were claimed to have been involved in the incident at the old Torry Academy building at the weekend.
Police and fire crews were called out to the Tullos Circle site at about 5.30pm on Sunday.
Firefighters used breathing apparatus and left after working at the scene for about 45 minutes.
Police have now confirmed that youths have been charged and described it as a “wilful fire-raising and vandalism” incident.
They said the boys would be reported to the relevant authority in due course.
Officers were called out following reports from concerned members of the public.
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Sergeant Graeme Smith, of the Torry community policing team, said: “I would particularly like to thank the local residents who assisted with our inquiries – your information was invaluable.”
Police launched a joint investigation with the fire service after the incident.
The Torry Academy site is currently cordoned off as part of a project to transform it into a community hub for the area.
The project received funding from the Scottish Government this year.
It is one of 18 developments to be awarded a share of a pot of £20.2 million during the 2019-20 period under the Regeneration Capital Grant Fund.
Proposals have been put forward to create a new primary school and state-of-the-art hub as well as childcare facilities on the site.
Plans have been lodged to demolish the former school building to make way for the new development.